Colleton County Fire-Rescue
29/April/2014 – Fall with Air Evac – “C” shift
Incident # 14-02672 – A 53 year old man received
suspected life threatening injuries after falling approximately 20 feet
through the roof of an business at 1203 North Jefferies Blvd. The man landed
on a fork lift and struck his head on a transmission. He was conscious but
complained of pain from multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics
called for a medical helicopter while they immobilized the man and treated
his injuries. He was transported to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center
to meet with LifeNet 4 who was returning from a previous incident. The man
was transferred without incident to the Flight Crew, then flown to the
Trauma Center at MUSC.
Medic 1, Car 12, Car 111 and Car 118 responded. Walterboro Public Safety units also responded. Battalion Chief Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.
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